Perfect Gifts For Teachers : Gift Guide

Around this time of year (or even the beginning of October in some stores) there are aisles and aisles of chocolates, biscuits and goodies, all being promoted as being perfect gifts for teachers.  Now, I know that teachers love to…

9 Unique Books For Children : Christmas Gift Guide

Over here at The Newby Tribe, we love books! Both of the children are now readers, and Little Sir in particular absolutely can’t get enough of a book.  Every day he’ll appear several times in the evening with a plea…

Understanding Terms Used By Schools

When I was a Headteacher, I sat in one Governors meeting and started reading through my report to them about how the last term had gone.  I had spent hours on the report, it contained every bit of information they…

Half Term Self Care Tips For NQTs

First things first!  Well done!!! You made it through the first half of the Autumn term.  You survived, the children all made some progress, you taught them things they didn’t already know.  This is all a reason to celebrate.  In…

Unicorn Quotes To Live By!

Today’s prompt for Blogtober, run by the lovely Hex Mum Plus One, is ‘quotes’.  After all, who doesn’t love a good quote! In fact I have a whole board on Pinterest just for my quotes! There are quotes for every…

A – Z Of The Most Unusual Phobias

Phobias aren’t really a laughing matter.  But when I discovered that the prompt for Day 16 of Blogtober17 was phobias, I immediately started to think of the unusual phobias  I’ve ever heard of.  You know – the ones that make…

Considerations When Teaching Adopted Children

Recently a few things have come up in school which have made me really think about teaching, me as a teacher and the curriculum in general with regards to teaching adopted children. As you may know, both Little Miss and…